science fiction is not about the future, but is rather a significant distortion of the present*

*Samuel R. Delany

In a world where not only technologies and their marketing but also social and political discourse draw continually from popular culture’s science fictions, this insight has grown ever more important. How do science fictions distort our perceptions of what is real and what is possible––and how should we mediate those distortions? Which should we critique and which should we embrace? If our times are science fictional, then the feminisms they demand must be technological and ripe for speculation

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Science fiction is a world of imagination, but it is also just around the corner, always and almost already here.

Introduction of ADA’s new issue Science Fiction and the Feminist Present

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